What is youtube?
YouTube is a video platform that’s driven by two types of users:
Video creators (people who have channels and upload videos to them)
Video viewers (people who watch videos, interact with videos and subscribe to channels)
YouTube has expanded its basic video platform to include several other different forms of video entertainment and interactivity. These include:
YouTube Premium: Formerly YouTube Red, YouTube Premium is a subscription service that brings an ad-free viewing experience to all of YouTube—including all videos, YouTube Music and YouTube Gaming.
YouTube Movies & Shows: Watch the latest shows and movies legally on YouTube for a small rent or buy fee.
YouTube Music Premium: Listen to music on YouTube without ads, offline and even when your screen is turned off.
YouTube Gaming: Enjoy both live and on-demand video gaming content.
YouTube Live: Broadcast yourself live on YouTube.
Why does Youtube matter?
Not only is it a place to post and watch videos, but the platform allows for creative content to be monetized!
There is a great deal of self learning that can be achieved by simply watching youtube channels that show people how to create value and monetize:
Unique Content Creation
Memes and meme videos
Challenges (ice bucket and so on)
Being an Idiot
LEARN as much as you can about monetizing on Youtube (or whatever other platform you choose)
Think about what might generate a viral video, content that is distinct/unique, and exactly who and how you want to attract viewers/sell/be an influence/affiliate market.
Think about what you have, what you know, what you are willing to lose (time/marks), what you’re good at, who you know, and the resources you have (prior knowledge and education); this is the process of effectuation.
Your assignment begins today.
How do you make money on youtube? RESEARCH: how it works; categories of videos; production (there are lots of videos and information on how to shoot/create videos); and marketing your channels/videos. 3 marks
What is the creative process that you used. BE SPECIFIC and show EXACTLY how you used tools and the exact process undertaken. For example, “systems, fields, domains and individuals”, “basic tools of creativity”, “John Cleese rules” 3 marks
Who are you trying to reach and why? What is the value that you are attempting to create for the viewer (customer segment) and potential advertiser? (value proposition canvas) 4 marks
Video itself: length (at least 3-5 minutes), intensity (instructors evaluation of how much time and effort you put into it), creativity (how unique, different or eclectic it is within the domain you choose), and production level (how good it looks… graphics, music, cinematography, etc.) 4 marks
A conclusion on the effectiveness in reaching your audience 1 mark
Medium for hand in.
Most people use a powerpoint and embed the video link within it.
Powerpoints are often 25 slides or so
Quality, not quantity! Cite your work! Websites, readings, journal papers, whatever.
Make sure you state your value proposition (module 1) and who you expect will be your viewers (customers), and what jobs you are doing for these customers.
You can use any other medium you wish, such as a website, video (yes, a video of the video!), or a podcast (if you like to not be seen but heard!) Up to you.
You may work with people outside the classroom (family, friends, accomplices, etc) to help shoot your video.
The top 5 videos (as adjudicated by instructor and his team) will be shown in class